“Vascular” refers to the blood vessels. So, a vascular lesion results from the many blood vessels that reside underneath the skin. There are numerous types of vascular lesions. Some are congenital, such as birthmarks (like Port-wine stains), whereas others are acquired, such as thread-like facial telangiectasia or “red moles” (cherry angiomas). Aging, genetics, and the environment (sun damage) play a role in the development of these blemishes. Led by Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Tatiana Khrom, the Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics practice in Brooklyn, NY restores your revitalized, youthful, and healthy appearance with advanced, light-based removal techniques.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Intense Pulsed Light therapy uses a broad spectrum of wavelengths to target vascular and other pigmented lesions. Another type of light-based therapy, lasers, only use a single wavelength. Due to this unique characteristic, IPL therapies precisely pinpoint the deeper layers of the skin. Additionally, as a “short-pulse” therapy, our IPL system has the capacity to transfer controlled heat generated by powerful light to the treatment areas. This process triggers natural exfoliation, as well as the production of collagen and elastin. In turn, this therapy precisely, comfortably, and predictably improves the skin’s overall tone, texture, and youthful luminousness and vibrancy.
IPL is appropriate for patients with a wide range of vascular lesions, including:
- Spider veins
- Rosacea (redness)
- Facial vessels
Additionally, it targets other types of pigmented lesions. These include freckles, solar lentigines (age spots or liver spots), and dark spots resulting from acne scars and other types of scarring.
Glowing skin with Laser Treatment - Dr. Tatiana Khrom
What are the Red and Brown spots that I get on my Face?
The reds are usually small blood vessels that are either visible or come across as red slush over someone’s face.
The browns are either brown spots or melasma which are hormone pigmentation spots that are frequently seen in some of our patients.
What are the procedures that help correct red and brown spots?
Treatments with intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or what we call a photo facial.
What is the duration of IPL therapy?
These procedures are done every 4-6 weeks for a series of 3 treatments and then they require usually a maintenance treatment once every 6 to 12 months to continue preserving the clear tone of our skin.
Equipped with two powerful lasers, the SPLENDOR X therapy by Lumenis® has many advantages over earlier-generation laser technologies. Historically, lasers to treat vascular lesions have been associated with side effects, such as bruising and blueish or black marks. Designed with a square head and large “spot size,” the SPLENDOR X minimizes many of the risks that have plagued other laser technologies. This therapy facilitates effective and efficient treatment, minimizing overlap and overheating, as well as missed spots. These features add up to enhanced comfort and better end results. This therapy is fully customizable; we can adjust the lasers to produce just the right amount of energy that is suited to your skin type, tone, goals, and needs.
SPLENDOR X is indicated for the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions, including:
- Leg veins
- Brown discoloration, such as “age” spots
Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics have many safe, gentle, fast, and effective options to treat vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, and other skin conditions such as wrinkles, unwanted hair, and stretch marks. Contact us to schedule your consultation.
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* Individual results may vary